10 Funeral Professionals To Follow On Twitter For Constant Inspiration

It’s easy to fall into a head-down, check-off-the-next-task work pattern when you work in the funeral profession. It’s just the nature of our business. You wake up (often hours before you want to) to take care of a house call, only to rush into the office for an afternoon of back-to-back arrangement conferences. If you’re […]

Why Everyday Should Be Mother’s Day at Your Funeral Home

Mother’s Day prompts us to think about the women in our lives who are constantly taking care of others and balancing work, family and life in general. As you think about how you are going to honor the special women in your life on Mother’s Day, take a moment to consider the women who play […]

A Lesson on Remembrance: Are We Authentically Celebrating the Life Lived?

  Recently, in my cyberspace travels I came across the following status update which I found very interesting:   This issue of lionizing or canonizing the person who died is a very important issue facing funeral service. Our desire to provide a positive life picture of the deceased through restoration techniques and the extensive use […]

5 Ways Your Funeral Business Finds Happiness in Serving Families

“It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” ~Sarah Bernhardt   I believe – and you may as well – that helping and supporting others is a necessary part of your funeral business.” Sarah Bernhardt, who was considered to be “the most famous actress the world has ever known” in the 1870’s once said “It is […]

A Funeral Director’s “To-Don’t” List

  Most organized people have a To-Do List, but how many of us actually finish those? According to Peter Bregman, hardly any of us do. This is a huge relief to me because now I can let go of all the guilt that has accumulated with each unfinished To-Do list that I own! One key […]